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Woman gang raped by three men on early morning walk near nature reserve

A young woman was attacked and gang raped by three men while on an early morning walk.

The victim was near the town of Elland, in West Yorkshire, when the attack happened.

The crime, which took place on October 19, was originally reported as an assault but the victim has recently had the courage to reveal the full details of the attackers behaviour with West Yorkshire Police officers.

Detectives say she was assaulted between 6.30am and 7.49am on a canal towpath, reports Huddersfield Live.

They are now looking for three men who may have been together at that time.

The rape happened early in the morning near Elland in West Yorkshire

The offence occurred after the men approached the victim, a 20-year-old woman, while she was walking on the towpath between the Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve and the Colliers Arms pub.

She was assaulted and then raped by the men who fled the scene, leaving her with injuries which required hospital treatment.

Det Chief Insp Sue Jenkinson of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team said: “We are investigating what is clearly a very serious offence which has come to light as the victim has gained in confidence and now fully disclosed what took place.

Detectives are investigating the attack (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)
At first the woman said she had just been assaulted

“She continues to be supported by officers and we are carrying out a number of enquiries into what took place.

“I would like to speak with anyone who can assist the investigation or who may have seen or have information about three men who we believe were on the towpath at around the time of the attack.”

Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 referencing crime number 13180545115.

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